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What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

With You There is Light: Author Talk with Alexandra Lehmann

Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00 pm in the Meeting Room. He told her what he witnessed. What she did with the truth changed history. As a founding member of the White Rose student resistance in Munich during World War II, Sophie Scholl helped write, produce and distribute thousands of anti-Nazi leaflets all over Southern Germany and Austria. Sophie's boyfriend, Captain Fritz Hartnagel, served on the Western and Eastern fronts. Fritz witnessed SS and army ...

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Mini Makers: Arts, Crafts and Messy Play

Drop by the children's story hour room, Fridays:  October 6th-December 8th from 1-3pm for creative fun.  For ages 3-8 with a caregiver. No registration necessary.

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult Thursday, October 19th, 4 pm Monday, October 23rd, 10 am Monday, October 23rd, 4 pm Tuesday, October 24th, 3 pm Thursday, October 26th 4 pm Wednesday, November 1, 4 pm            

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Teen Writing Group

A peer led teen writing group meets every Wednesday in the Antiques Room on the third floor from 4:30-6:30 pm. All are welcome.

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Understanding Medicare

Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room. Margaret Ackley will answer all questions, and each attendee will receive a free Medicare Guide. If you are over 65, approaching 65 or under 65 with certain disabilities this program is for you!

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker, between 4:30 and 5:30 pm on the following Thursdays: October 12th, October 19th, November 9th, November 16th, November 30th and December 28th  in the children's story hour room. Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown. Tucker was rescued after undergoing major throat surgery when ...

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Join Newtown resident and music educator, Brad Peterson, Friday mornings:  October 27th, November 3rd, November 17th, and December 8th and December 15th at 11:30 am in the library meeting room. Mr. Peterson spent 38 years teaching and developing music programs for the Monroe public schools.  "Music Dynamics" features finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances, stories, and much more. Each activity is designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, ...

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Wild Fabrications

An exhibit of Contemporary Art by FiberWorks will be in the former Genealogy Room on the second floor from September 29th to October 26th. The Opening Reception is on Sunday, October 1st from 2:00 to 4:00.

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The Literature of War: Three Novels of 20th-century Wars

Join Mark Schenker of Yale College for discussions of three novels that have made, or are destined to make, significant contributions to the literature of war: Out Stealing Horses (2003) on October 28, and The Things They Carried (1990) on November 11. These prize-winning works—about WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War, respectively—are written by a German, a Norwegian and an American, and engage the experience of war in ways that only fiction can. October 14      ...

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Halloween Party for ages 3-8 (Hosted by the Young Adult Council)

Monday, October 30th from 3-5 pm. We'll have games, crafts and other fun activities including a parade through the library at 4:30 pm. We hope you'll come in costume!  

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Be Inspired by Famous Artists with Randi Rote

Monday afternoons 4:30-5:30pm:  October 16th, October 30th and November 13th. Artist Randi Rote will introduce the art of Grant Wood, Wassily Kandinsky and Dale Chihuly. Children will create art in the style of the artist of the week using a variety of mediums and techniques. For ages 6-10. Register online.

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chbMAKERS' Corner Open House

Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 10am-2pm to celebrate the grand opening of our newly renovated chbMAKERS' Corner. We'll be demonstrating equipment both old and new. We have two new 3D printers, sewing machines, table looms, soldering irons, a cricut machine, lots of circuitry kits, several button makers and much much more. We'll even have snacks!

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Multisensory Play Group

Multisensory Play Group

Play group meets monthly on the following Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30am:       October 14th, November 18th, and December 16th. Children ages 2 1/2 -5, (in all stages of developmental abilities), along with an adult partner are welcome.  Children will engage in a variety of sensory and language rich activities under the guidance of a certified Speech and Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist.  The professionals will assist parents and children with strategies to ...

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Turkey Trot Registration is OPEN!

Attention runners, dashers, trotters, and walkers! Registration is NOW OPEN Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and so will the 2017 Newtown Turkey Trot. Thank you for your past support. We have some exciting news for this years race. We are going to have 2 professional sound systems at the start and the finish line this year. We are going to pre-order shirts for all runners/walkers up to maximum number of participants the course can hold. ...

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The Viennese Connection: From Gilded to Gritty

Thursday, November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades returns to explore the lives and works of four fascinating artists with Austrian affiliations. Join us for a look at Gustav Klimt and his student Egon Schiele, as well as Lucien Freud, grandson of the famous psychoanalyst, and his artistic rival, Francis Bacon. Please register.      

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Winter Needle Felting With Katie

Thursday, December 14th from 4:00 to 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Learn to make a small animal or ornament using a special burred needle and colored wool. Needle felting is sociable, relaxing and fun. There is a $6.oo materials fee. Please register.    

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Check Out Games at the Library

Looking for some family fun as summer winds down? Keeping house guests entertained? We've got tabletop games for all ages and interests. Some take 5 minutes to learn, others might keep you busy for the weekend.  Check here for a complete list.

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Young Adult Council Meeting

Next meeting is Monday, November 20th, 4-5:15 pm The Young Adult Council (for grades 6-12) meets during the school year to plan YA programs, volunteer, decorate, design displays and help make C.H.Booth Library a welcoming library to teens. Meets in the Meeting Room of the library. And, of course, there will always be snacks!  Please come! It's more fun if YOU'RE there! Meeting Dates for 2017-18 School Year September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, January 22, February ...

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See all of our featured programs

The next Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Donation Day will be October 29, 2017 from noon to 5 pm. Volunteers will be available to help you unload your car and provide donation receipts. New and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and software gratefully accepted.

The Cyrenius H. Booth Library Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services.

Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book StoreLittleBookStoreChildrensActivities
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

Check out the selection of Children’s Activities books!


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Local and regional support organizations and services.

New Stories for Newtown is now available.

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